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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Probably at least Jun-Jul, later small generations overwinter.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Umbellifers.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded188520021885
Year last recorded201020022010
Number of records48198
Number of individuals31164
Unique positions32166
Unique locations31164
Adult records31164
Immature records408

For the region, we have a total of 98 records from 64 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 02
© Paul Harris
0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 01
© Tom Morris

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